In case that the name 2018 Honda Clarity does not sound familiar you are not wrong. The name Clarity has been intended to only a special version of the car, which only hand-picked lessees in California could buy. This time, however, the new model is planned to be offered on Auto Shows for wide usage, but in two versions, as a classic plug-in hybrid model and an electric car for buyers in Oregon. Other features are not much different from the old Honda cars, as the manufacturer has placed the simple equipment under the classically designed vehicle.
2018 Honda Clarity will be slightly redesigned with only a few novelties, mostly in details. Its appearance resembles on other Honda’s, with rounded sharpen front end, thin air intake in the middle, and thin LED front lights. The rear end is rounded, decorated with some lines and details.
Classic roomy and comfortable cabin in 2018 Honda Clarity is fulfilled with a combination of leather and plastic and chromatic details, with equipment like adaptive cruise control, collision alert, emergency brakes, and lane keeping an assistant.
The most interesting part of 2018 Honda Clarity will be the engine, or it is better to say, engines. Making two versions of the car, the manufacturer is able to offer more attractive and favorable car and put it somewhere in the middle of the class according to data we have. As manufacturer offers two engine versions, together with classic petrol one, it is allowed to finance the large production of differently demanded and wanted engines. Thanks to special dividends and taxes, Honda, as well as Volvo, Ford, and Hyundai, is able to pay for special models which no many buyers want to buy.
First engine option is an electric one, with components taken from Clarity Fuel Cell, 25.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and 221 pound-feet of torque. This engine is capable of driving of 80 miles with one charging, which is, let’s be honest, not that perfect number. The fact that Nissan, Ford, and Chevrolet have engines which are much durable than Clarity’s electric one puts Clarity in the middle of the list of electric engines.
The second option is plug-in hybrid engine as a combination of 1.5-liter four Atkinson petrol engine and 17 kWh lithium-ion battery. The strength of this engine is 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. The electric component can drive the car for 42 miles before charging, which is also in the middle of the list, again behind the Chevrolet.
2018 Honda Clarity Release Date and Price
Even though there are many reasons to put 2018 Honda Clarity on the top of the list, the price will be around $30,000 mostly because of electric engine and average mile range.